Intermediate Program

With only two semesters of French, it is as easy to study in Paris as un, deux, trois!

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Paris could be a place where you live for a semester or year or it could become your new home. Uncover the best café for lunch, find your favorite park for studying, and become an expert navigator in your arrondissement. Two housing options are available, both immersive in daily French life yet offer greatly different experiences.


A homestay can often be one of a student’s most memorable parts of their time in Paris. APA takes the prospect of pairing students with the best possible host family seriously. Students settle in with their host families three days after their arrival in Paris in order to provide the APA Paris staff a brief period to confirm the best match has been made.

Each French host is thoroughly interviewed and vetted based on their background, location and accommodations, and willingness to welcome and integrate a foreign student into their daily lives. Only one student is paired with each host to ensure an authentic and quality French living experience.

Pick your meal plan and share a number of dinners with your host family. All homestays offer students a private bedroom and daily breakfast. Meal plans do not include school holidays and breaks.

Option 1: Homestay with a daily breakfast and five dinners per week

Option 2: Homestay with a daily breakfast and three dinners per week

Option 3: Homestay with a daily breakfast and one dinner per week

Independent Living

APA-Arranged Foyer

Located in all corners of Paris, students have the option of staying in a foyer, a residence for students and young professionals under 25. A common area and communal kitchen are usually located on the ground floor with private bedrooms and bathrooms on the floors above. Some foyers offer suites with French roommates. Partial meal plans and a calendar of events are often available and provide a great way to meet your neighbors!

In this independent living arrangement, APA will find an available room at a foyer. Then, it is the student’s responsibility to ultimately reserve the room by sending a security deposit to the foyer. Students are then responsible for on-time, monthly rent payments to the foyer once in Paris.

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